Linderhof Palace, © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung
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Linderhof Palace


The declared favorite place of King Ludwig II.

Linderhof Palace and Park constitute one of the most diverse and artistic ensembles of the 19th century. This is the only building Ludwig II was able to complete during his lifetime (1845-1878).

The architectural style mimics the French "pleasure palace" with a large park marked by canals and fountains. But behind the baroque façade, the rococo interior unfolds with motifs from the time of King Louis XV. Ludwig II also included much of southern German rococo of his ancestors, which he had experienced in his childhood days in the Nymphenburg palace. In Linderhof he succeeded in creating a palace overflowing with abundance and treasures.

From spring to fall you can also enjoy the beautiful park, with its highly structured baroque garden, including waterworks and fountains and the more natural “English Garden”. The park is dotted with fascinating buildings such as the Moroccan House, the Moorish Kiosk and the Grotto of Venus.

The Grotto of Venus was artificially created according to the stage directions of Richard Wagner for the 1st act of his opera Tannhäuser. Two other stage sets from the music drama set up in the park are the hermitage of Gurneman (Act III Parsifal), and the Hundinghütte (Act I Wallküre).

• Due to restoration work in the interior of the Venus Grotto, the tour is currently not possible until 2022.

 

Address:

Linderhof 12
82488 Ettal
Tel. +49 88 22 920 30

www.schlosslinderhof.de

Linderhof Palace Hall of mirrors, © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung
Linderhof Palace Hall of mirrors
Linderhof Palace, © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung
Linderhof Palace
Linderhof Palace Park Moroccan house, © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung
Linderhof Palace Park Moroccan house
Linderhof Palace Hall of mirrors, © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung
Linderhof Palace, © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung
Linderhof Palace Park Moroccan house, © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung